Illinois Halting Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Distribution

It has been reported today that the CDC is recommending states to halt the distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine after people developed blood clots. Six women, between the ages of 18 to 48, developed a "rare and severe" type of blood clot between 6 to 13 days after receiving the vaccine.

Several states are already stopping J&J vaccine distributions, and Illinois has now been added to the list. The Illinois Department of Public Health released a statement saying:

"In accordance with recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) will pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine out of an abundance of caution. The CDC and FDA are reviewing data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type blood clot in individuals after receiving the J&J vaccine."